Musa acuminata


Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino 25:66. 1820.

Synonyms: Musa cavendishii Lambert
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Pseudostems heavily blotched with brown or black. Petioles: margins of adaxial groove erect, winged proximally. Inflorescences: pedicels short; bracts of staminate flowers lanceolate or narrowly ovate, apex acute, abaxial surface yellow, red, or dull purple, adaxial surface yellow proximally, often yellow or dull purple distally. Staminate flowers white or cream. Pistillate flowers: stigmas deep yellow or orange; each locule with 2 regular rows of ovules.

Phenology: Flowering all year.
Habitat: Abandoned gardens and disturbed sites
Elevation: 0–10 m


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Introduced; Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, and South America, native, s Asia, Africa, Pacific Islands (, Oceania)., native, s Asia.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Alan T. Whittemore +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, and South America +, native +, s Asia +, Africa +, Pacific Islands ( +, Oceania). +  and s Asia. +
0–10 m +
Abandoned gardens and disturbed sites +
Flowering all year. +
Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino +
Introduced +
Musa cavendishii +
Musa acuminata +
species +